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The 4th Rabbit Agave Spirit

The 4th Rabbit Agave Spirit is made in South Africa using the traditional production methods typically used in Mezcal.

About this destilado de agave

The 4th Rabbit Agave Spirit is made with “100% Karoo Agave,” which is Agave americana that grows in the semi-arid region to the north of Cape Town. The Agave plants are harvested by hand and cooked in a traditional stone-lined pit for 7 – 12 days. The cooked Agave is then fermented in wooden fermenting vats and then distilled in a copper pot still.

4th Rabbit Agave Spirits

The 4th Rabbit is a mezcal-style agave spirit from South Africa. The name 4th Rabbit comes from the legend of 400 rabbits that is often associated with mezcal. Reportedly, none was more mischievous than the 4th Rabbit, The Winged One. Legend has it he stole the Mother Agave and flew around the world looking for a desolate place to hide it from his siblings. The mischievous 4th Rabbit traveled far and wide for the perfect place to hide his precious agave plant. He searched for rich red earth, dry hot sun and inhospitable terrain. He found the Karoo.

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aarild

aarild

33 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Slightly lactic smell of Greek yoghurt, dust, leather, spruce resin, dried tansy, dried mango. It does remind me too about sotol.
Asparagus and artichoke flavours, abricot, bitter almond, quince. Very long aftertaste with banana toffee and lovely fruitiness with a hint of maraschino cherries. Medium, but very discreet smoke. Fascinating, and at such a low price-point five stars is obligatory. I’d probably give it five regardless
Lot L18346

TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

67 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Lot L19325; bottle #1 of 149
👀- clear
👃- drying impact.
Aromas of green herbs, garrigue, green & pink peppercorn, sotol-like earthiness, fresh agave core, some tropical pineapple, guava notes, pine cone, yogurt, and perfume.
Adequate to powerful, complex production.
Average length and very fine character.
👅- coating slight astringent effect; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour taste, with sweet & bitter highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of sierra, ranch soil, hay, pine cone, fresh/raw agave core.
Concentrated flavor intensity, slightly complex, bold balance.
Pleasant and very long finish.
Excellent impression.

*Very unique and interesting profile. It’s like a clean agave meets sotol character. I personally didn’t get ‘smoky’ qualities, which am happy about. Seems they control the roasting quite well. Well balanced, and crafted.

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Lot L19325; bottle #1 of 149
👀- clear
👃- drying impact.
Aromas of green herbs, garrigue, green & pink peppercorn, sotol-like earthiness, fresh agave core, some tropical pineapple, guava notes, pine cone, yogurt, and perfume.
Adequate to powerful, complex production.
Average length and very fine character.
👅- coating slight astringent effect; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour taste, with sweet & bitter highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of sierra, ranch

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Rakhal

Rakhal

311 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

L19325. I just bought my second bottle of this South African Mezcal. This one ticks a lot of boxes for me. It’s unique, I can’t put this in a blind tasting because I recognize it right off the bat. It’s complex but very soft and easy drinking, and it’s relatively cheap. The producer is Adi Badenhorst a very talented minimal intervention style winemaker whose wines I love. They collect the Agaves from the Great Karoo Desert which has the largest concentration of succulents in the world, I can’t wait to visit. There seems to be some disagreement on the species of these Agave but I’m pretty sure they are some type of Americana. The Piñas are roasted underground with Blue Gum Eucalyptus and Cabernet Sauvignon vines for fuel. I’ve tasted a lot of different notes but the one that always stands out to me is new leather jacket, like those thick black heavy metal jackets with lots of zippers. Also Macadamia nuts, vanilla bean, eucalyptus oil, grapefruit, orange blossoms, crushed shells, rock salt, and green bell pepper. I rarely taste smoke in Mezcal anymore but this has a subtle smoke running through it that reminds me of steak cooking on a barbecue. I always want to have a bottle of this in my collection.

L19325. I just bought my second bottle of this South African Mezcal. This one ticks a lot of boxes for me. It’s unique, I can’t put this in a blind tasting because I recognize it right off the bat. It’s complex but very soft and easy drinking, and it’s relatively cheap. The producer is Adi Badenhorst a very talented minimal intervention style winemaker whose wines I love. They collect the Agaves from the Great Karoo Desert which has the largest concentration of succulents in the world, I

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